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's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
." the strike at 15 raley and nob hill stores in california, and 13 in nevada forces customers to make toh choices. sot; deborah rundle/alameda shopper. 02 0 (dk) "does it take much efft for you to drive away?" it s a little bit of effort becae it's a lot cloxser to my ho, to be able to come here, a'm going to spend extra gas too the middle of the island..." workers on strike, before, t never workers at this busin. on i-5 near sacramento this afternoon. 7 other people were injured- and they are all in critical condition. investigators sae crash happened when a large s-u-v -- a ford expedition l of passengers -- veered outf control. it jumped the center divider, hitting a ha accord head-on. both vehicles rolled over -- and passengers in both vehiclese ejected. it's not known yett caused the s-u-v to lose control. several lanes of in that area are closed and mat re-open until early tomorrow morning. 3 children and 4 adults were rescued today from a pleasue boat that overturned in the north bay. the rescue took place off dillion beach, near tomales. 5 people were found clingino the hull of th
bob menendez and new york congressman peter king. then dissecting tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now
in the outcome... >> reporter: california almost certain to vote for president obama. voters in the red states almost certain to go for governor romney. arizona and north carolina leaning romney. new mexico, minnesota and pennsylvania are leaning obama. so what do you have left? true toss-up states, we will color them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron
-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so many runners helped victims of sandy. >> these marathoners, they are not even neighbors, probably not even staten islanders. look what they are doing. great. >> people in staten island come out to cheer us on every year so the at least we can do is help them out. >> me weather forecast is not good for thousands who lost everything. there's another storm on the way with freezing temperatures. >>> our parent company, cbs corporation, has contributed a million dollars to the red cross. and cbs corporation will make a matching contribution to the american red cross for all sandy related contributions by employees of cbs. >> they turned the whole mar
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
not basically in iowa. >> reporter: matters how california looks and how nevada and virginia looks. >> right. >> it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in free fall, it is not. unemployment rate here is pretty darn good, 5.2%, the lowest in the country. the president won by ten points here in the last election, my question for you, sue, why isn't he locking it down? >> you know, we actually feel like we're locking it down, we have been locking it down for two years. >> i think she is selling you something, they are not locking it down. >> reporter: we found plenty of people in iowa who are not convinced. >> we can't sustain itself, you hear these big huge empires, countries are going bankrupt. it will be us. >> reporter: he doesn't think he has plans for the deficit. >> i don't think either side has plans for it. it becomes the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: kevin says he can't plan a 2013 budget and certainly can't hire. >> our customers are just slow. they're just not ordering. >> reporter: he says like him, they're frozen, waiting to see who wins the election and whethe
.org/abc. >>> supplies from northern california should be arriving in the northeast today flown out of oakland airport yesterday this giant 747 carrying tons of relief supplies from the army depot in trace one took off in the early afternoon another last night. >>> suggested -- seven people rescued interest their capsized boat are recovering. we have incredible pictures of what happened. situations lake this don't typically turn out this well. kira klapper is live with more. >> reporter: three adults and four children uninjured, remarkable outcome considering the turn of events yesterday afternoon. 25 foot pleasure craft overturned off dillon beach. the helicopter had rescued three adults and two children who had been clinging to the hull of the boat. looks like our video is not working right now. we will have that coming up later. people were watching in awe from the shore. the rescue mission turned a little terrifying when they realized two children were trapped inside the boat's cabin, it was quickly filling with water they were able to cut open the hull and rescue those two children, safe, sound,
in southern california this morning. she had incredibly good fortune weeks before a 23 million dollar lotto prize was going to be forfeited. the winning ticket was sold at a palmdale liquor store in may, with no one claiming the prize the store released surveillance photos recognized by her daughter. the woman found the ticket after a search in her car where it has sat for five months she filed her claim yesterday. >> after you see someone on surveillance and find them it is not a good thing. >> this lady i'm sure she is happy about it. >>> still ahead, october jobs report is out. we go live to new york city and tell you why not the exchange for this morning's opening bell as investors get ready to react. >>> campaign spin the obama and romney camps want you to hear following the jobs report. >> new poll showing where californians stand on repealing the death penalty. [ inaudible ] >>> welcome back to the abc7 morning news. you are looking live at the opening bell. >>> the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9% from .8%. how should we digest that? more on that with jane king. she will be report
. >>> and today is the second day of a strike against raley's grocery stores in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off early yesterday. the issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working on sundays, and proposed pay freeze. they will be out on the picket lines today. >>> got your traffic and weather and a weather forecast i think you're going to love right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. let's get a check of the east bay. northbound able to eight backup past the oakland coliseum on 880. an earlier crash, 34 minutes between 238 and the maze. northbound 880 approaching bird accident blocking a lane. so these are your drive times for the south bay. 101, 280 and the guadalupe parkway, all in the red. quick look at the san mateo bridge. they just cleared an accident before the toll plaza. and a little slow and go heading out on westbound 92 towards the high-rise. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area now. what a day it's going to be likely going to see a lot of record
into this? we'll visit the california >>> on election day some voters in los angeles will have to choose between two long time congressmen. as john blackstone reports their campaign is one of the most bitter and expensive in the country even though the candidates have a lot in common. >> reporter: as the election closes in brad sherman and howard berman know its time to close the deal with voters. from their names to their receding hair lines they appear so similar voters may have a hard time telling them apart. >> they have rhyming names, they are both jewish. >> reporter: jonah lowenfeld writes for the jewish journal. >> they are both liberal and their voting records are similar. >> reporter: they are both lawyers. ucla alums, family man, but above all they are both democrats. battling against each other by california's new top two primary system and redistricting. >> after redistricting wasn't there some way you guys could work this out? >> we each had a great idea what the other guy should do but the other guy didn't listen. >> the 30th congressional district isn't big enough for bot
title game. they're heavily favored. >> so i go away on vacation, i'm in napa, california. come back, boom, twinkies gone. i can tell you this, there's a chance they will not be extinct after all. analysts say well-known companies are expressing interest in hostess products including pepperidge farm and the company that makes tasty cakes. there's also a potential buyer out of mexico called bimbo bakeries. >> do not go on vacation again. >> i'm sorry. the chocolate cup cakes? delicious. anyway, clock, ticking on the american economy year-end fiscal cliff we've been talking about for awhile here. a challenge, president obama mentioned on his pan asian tour just this week. >> i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. and i think it's important to recognize that yeah democracy is a little messier than alternative systems of government. but that's because democracy allows everybody to have a voice. >> mayors across the country are urging washington to get it back to the before it's too late. they're gathering in washington, d.c. to lay out the issues their cities will
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
the southeastern coast and become our nor'easter. we've got record highs throughout southern california. los angeles today, 96 degrees. medford, oregon, will see a high of 65. that's what's going o >> good morning. it will be another chilly day. the weather should stay quiet. a mixture of sun and clouds. temperatures about 10 degrees below average >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. just ahead, the most memorable moments from this long and sometimes tense presidential race and tom brokaw weighs in on what he thinks will happen tomorrowifying. but first, this is " so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >>> comin
party on the university of southern california campus. four people were wounded and two people have been detained. officials shut down the campus and urged students to stay indoo indoors. hours later they gave the all clear. >>> philadelphia enquirer reports jerry sandusky has been transferred to the maximum security prison that houses most of pennsylvania's death row inmates. former penn state football coach is serving a 30-year sentence for child molestation. >>> major step toward personalized medicine. researchers say they have >>> if you are just getting up we have some cloudy skies, the rain continues to fall in parts of the bay area. as you head toward the south bay, it is very gloomy early on. the showers continuing in that direction. hi-def doppler is picking up the rainfall this morning. it is shifted further to the south early on. but i think as we head toward the afternoon things will taper off. still seeing good cells towards san jose and along 85 and 101. watch out for very slick roads. temperatures by the afternoon in the 60s and 70s. dry weather for the weekend. >>> >> ann
that they will get out to vote on election day. >> brianna keeler in hollywood, california. and we'll go back to hollywood, florida, when the president starts to speak. >>> all right, meantime republican mitt romney is conceding nothing to the president. earlier he spoke to voters in the democratic stronghold of cleveland, ohio. no republican candidate has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and romney expects to continue that streak. >> if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> this was the second of four events romney had scheduled for today. next up for the republican candidate is pennsylvania. so america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground state where is the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states shown here on the make or break states. president obama o
back. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and all the doppler radars across california all showing the same thing, dry air, it is going to be warm everywhere today from 86 in big sur, low to mid 80s through the central valley, 64 tahoe, san diego 88 palm springs 94, better in los angeles warmer i should say 95°. >>> 6:45. the nanny charged with stabbing to death two children she cared for in new york city told detectives she was fed up with being bossed around. 50-year-old ortega was interviewed by detectives saturday from her hospital bed she waived her right to have a lawyer. she told investigators she vented the family because she were always telling her -- she resented the family because they were always telling her what to do. >>> investigators in pennsylvania are still trying to determine whether a little boy died from falling into a zoo enclosure or being mauled by the wild dogs in that enclosure. the mother placed him on a railing so could see the african painted dogs the boy fell into the exhibit. the dogs attacked him after he plunged possibly 14 feet into their home. zo
marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown up on the big board, zoomed in on the bay area. starting in the peninsula district 14, democratic incumbent jackie spear her opponent, the republican, a businesswoman and biotech consultant. now to the east bay to look at a different race, district 11, george miller the democratic incumbent. his challenger republican virginia fuller. registered nurse who became a united states citizen in the year 2000. one of the most interesting races to watch today is going to be this massive north bay district 2. republican roberts democrat huffman neither is the incumbent. someone new getting elected there. roberts is a securities broker, huffman is an environmental attorney as well as a state assemblyman. brand new representative for folks in district 2. i'll be back with a look at other races in the bay area. >>> voters heading to the polls in oakland might notice extra security. in two hours the chief cheerleader for prop 30 will cast his ballot, amy hollyfield is live at his polling place in oakland. >> reporter: good morning many gov
. >> yes. hold off. or go to california and get a prescription. >> thank you. >>> both parties predicted victory on election day. but for mitt romney something went wrong on the way to 270 electoral votes. we're going to do the math to see what happened. john king is standing by. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. [ male announcer ] a european-inspired suspension, but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our gr
and is charged in his death. >>> three people are dead after a workplace shooting in california. gun fire erupted at valley protein in fresno. the police say at least eight people were shot and police believe the gunmen is among the dead. >>> thank you so much for joining us at five. >> the news edge at 6 on election day starts right now. >>> decision day. after a long campaign. it's a nail biter. the presidential candidates have cast their ballots. we know who they voted for. it's up to the rest of the country to decide and some long lines prove voters are determined in the final say in the race for the white house. battleground ohio is on the radar with other crucial swing states that could decide the election, including here in battleground virginia. fox 5s tom fitzgerald has more on the breakdown of the presidential race. tom. >> reporter: the polls in ohio will close at 7:30 and locally, they'll close at 8. what we have been looking at in ohio is a case about questions for provisional ball
the smoky mountains. then sunset in california. a beautiful one. from carlsbad. >> beautiful, indeed. ginger, thanks. >>> now to the toast of the makers of king of beers. budweiser temporarily turning off its brewing taps. >> they're putting something else in the can. abc's john muller is on the story. >> good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero brew h20 instead of brew. heading to the new york/new jersey area full of charge. he's originally from new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: it sounds novel. but they have been converting beer lines to water lines for disaster relief dating back to the san francisco earthquake of 1906. 71 million cans of water donated since 1988. >> lot of people don't have opportunities to help. we look at this an opportunity to help. >> reporter: anheuser busch by
this morning. the university of southern california has lifted a lockdown it put in place following a late-night shooting at a campus halloween party. the school department of public safety says shots were fired. following an argument between two men last night at usc's main campus in los angeles. one of the men was critically wounded. another three people were also shot. their injuries, not life threatening. two suspects are now in custody. >>> on the road again, president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama wit
the smoky mountains. then you go to sunset in california. so in case you haven't seen much of the sun lately, a beautiful one from carlsbad. >> beautiful, indeed. all right. ginger, thanks. >>> now a toast of the makers of the king of beers. budweiser which is temporarily turning off its brewing taps at one plant to help with the sandy relief effort. >> they're putting something else in the cans and shipping it off to the storm zone. abc's john muller is on the story. >> reporter: good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. possibly the most fascinating example of corporate relief coming from a anheuser-busch factory. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero proof h20 instead of brew heading to the new york/new jersey area full of charge. plant manager scott bale is originally from new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: it sounds nove
will reform off the coast and become our nor'easter. we've got record highs throughout southern california. los angeles today, 96 degrees. medford oregon will see a high of 65. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. i'm tom kieran. feeling wintry cold this morning. you need your winter coat. we're in the 30s most of the region now. a cloud cover should break up later today. a little sunshine breaking out. a bit of a blustery northerly wind with a high around 50. good weather for voting tomorrow for election day but cold morning. chilly afternoon. then a coastal storm could give us rain, snow and wind beginning wednesday >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. just ahead, the most memorable moments from this long and sometimes tense presidential race and tom brokaw weighs in on what he thinks will happen tomorrowifying. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, we're going to talk to christina aguilera about her upcoming break from "the voice," her fellow coaches and upcoming
and massachusetts into play. democrats are trying hard to unseat gop incumbents in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming month. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime, at least on the fiscal matter. >> it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need fundamental tax reform, cuts in spending and entitlement reform. there's no indication the new congress will be willing to do that either short-term in the lame duck or longer term. >> so the forecast for the next congress, more of the same. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> and we have more on the race to the white house. first lady michelle obama is expected to speak any minute now in southern ohio. you're looking at live pictures right now. looks like
of that is sending george w. bush to california in 2000 and spending $10 million in that state when we refused in the gore campaign to spend a dime on the assumption that if they said they're going to get california, they might get it. they lost it. >> shrummy, good to see you. >> bob shrum, thank you. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. live election day coverage from washington, d.c. colorado is another one of the key battleground states in this election. the polls there, scheduled to open in less than ten minutes. cnn's ed lavendera is live in lakewood, colorado. >> reporter: good morning, john. western suburb of denver. romney campaign and obama campaigns will be paying close attention to what happens here. how jefferson county votes, many say, will determine which side wins the state of colorado and its nine electoral votes. that's because the nature of this county is equal parts republican, democrat and independent swing voters. they're looking to turn out the vote in jefferson county. early, 1.7 mill
on the ground right now? >> we're from california. we came to ohio because, you know, california is kind of a safe state, we wanted to be where the action was. and, you know, it is really important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: alina smith is the veteran here. how long have you been doing this? >> about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you've been volunteering? >> yes. >> reporter: for democrats? >> yes. >> reporter: and for the president now? >> if they don't have rides, we're ready to pick them up and carry them and put them right on the spot, whatever it is. >> reporter: on the other side of town, from the other side of the aisle, another group of ladies is burning up the phone lines for governor mitt romney. for mary mogan, sometimes the calls are a success. >> can we count on your vote for mitt? yes, that's what i want to hear! thank you, ma'am, so much. >> reporter: and sometimes not so much. >> can we count on you for mitt romney? hello? i guess that's a no. >> reporter: across the table, one month call newby angie dodd she's she's said she's unemployed and she'
imagery dropping down into northern california, as well. so the garden hose is out and it's coming down pretty good. portland up i-5 across the river, vancouver up to seattle, this is heavy at time. snow levels will be rising over the next couple days. mostly going to be a flood event. flood watches for most of western oregon including parts of northern and eastern parts of washington. snow levels rising. rainier, some higher peaks will get some serious snow. but the winds also blowing. look at these recorded wind gusts. yaquina head, 98-mile-per-hour gust. that is hurricane strength you betcha. and this is the time of year where they get their windstorms and they're getting it pretty good. a three-day event expected there. mostly northern california through vancouver, b.c., so cal looks good. much of the inner mountain west looks good as well. a weak front through central parts of the u.s., kansas city through st. louis, pretty weak, but it will have some showers there and fog across the great lakes if you're travelling there. breezy across parts of the carolinas and a little bit of sh
bankruptcy protection and is leaving the car business. the california-based company says it will eventually focus on selling suzuki motorcycles and boat engines. the japan-based arm of the company will not be impacted by the american group's restructuring. >>> for a look at what's trending, our quick roundup what have has you talking online. actor and chanel pitch man brad pitt is turning his talents to furniture, pieces he co-designed including a bed and a cossey chair will debut this month in new york. >>> pitt traces his knack for design to his love of architecture which he explored in college so he could apparently get out of french class. >>> this vintage video of tom hanks shows the oscar winner prepping for his role as a stand-up comic in the 1988 film "punchline." hanks took the stage at the come instrip to rip at the time what was sylvester stallone's new arm wrestling movie over the top. >> arm wrestling competition. do you think stallone wins the competition by any chance? is this the most exciting thing to make a movie about, arm wrestling? >> for the record, neither film set th
in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming months. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime. at least on the fiscal matters. >> reporter: it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need some fundamental tax reform, some cuts in spending and entitlement reform.
they will continue to have seen a power. darrell issa the congressman from california in my view will exercise that to a greater degree. you will see a lot of intense followup on stories solyndra-like crony capitalism. it will make it hard for him to do anything. >> i think it's likely. if you were making predictions today you would say it is likely republicans will maintain control of the house. given that the president will be in a second term that we are going to face an immense fiscal challenge going forward in terms of the deficit. i think one more legacy point i would raise is the president has spoken about doing something about the pressures on the middle class. the growing gap between high-end earners and people getting left behind and that's why he talked about the investments he wants to make in education. one of my great hopes would be that he would be more open to taking risks, getting some flack from the teachers unions and do something about the quality of american schools. that's something that would move my heart. megyn: do you think he's likely to be more bipartisan or will he
vote you would have mitt romney campaigning in orange county, california, barack obama going to austin, texas at least it would be more -- they would be going more parts of the country. >> nicely done. thank you. >> thank you gayle. norah, thank you for joining us from washington. we look forward to seeing you back here. that does it for us. up next is your local news. we will see you tomorrow on cbs "this morning." more political news and we continue to follow the fallout from hurricane sandy. see you tomorrow.
california looks, it matters how nevada looks, matters how virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in freefall. it is not. >> reporter: >> unemployment rates here is pretty -- good. 5.2%, one of the lowest in the country. the president won here by ten percentage points in the last election. my question here is why can't he lock it down right now? it's neck and neck. >> you know, though, we actually feel like we are locking it down. we have been lock it down for two years. >> i think he is selling something. i don't think it's locked down. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans that aren't defensed by either campaign. >> fiscally i just don't see how we can sustain ourselves. i mean, europe right now, i mean, big huge great empires, countries and all that, that they're going bankrupt. it's going to be us. >> reporter: orthodontist chad moran plans to vote for romney, but didn't think his math udz up to erase the deficit. >> i don't think either side honestly really has a plan for going ahead. >> it becomes a lesser of two evils
: and it matters how california looks and how nevada looks and virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say that the economy is in free fall. it is not. sue heads the iowa democratic party. >> the president won by ten percentage points in the last election, so, sue, why can't he lock it down right now, it is neck and neck. >> well, we feel like we are lock it down. we have been lockingt down for two years. >> i think that she is selling you something to be honest with you. i don't feel it is in lockdown. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans who are not convinced by either campaign. >> i don't see fiscally how we can sustain ourself, because europe right now and the huge empire countries are going bankrupt. it is going to be us. >> reporter: and orthodonnist chad morarend thinks that the deficit is not enough for either side. >> i don't think that either side has a plan. it is the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: back at creighton medals, he says he cannot expand. he says he is frozen about whether we fall off of the fiscal cliff. >> i need reassura
since new proposals violate existing federal law. >>> california voters will consider a ballot measure that would abolish the state's death penalty. if proposition 34 goes through, more than 700 death row inmates would have their sentences commuted to life in prison without parole. >>> and with all the buzz about the romance between president obama and chris christie and the wake of superstorm sandy, you knew it would not take long for "saturday night live" to add their two cents. >> so i would like to give a sincere thanks to president obama for how he handled the situation on election day, i'm voting for mitt romney. but if i had to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. he's been amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a tree inspiration. again, i'll be a good soldier, i'll vote for romney but i'm going to hate him, too. >> mitt romney also on the receiving end of some spoofing. we'll have that for you a little later this morning. much more ahead as a special edition of "early start" continues right now on cnn live from washington, d.c. >>> good morni
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